What’s the Difference Between Pine, Spruce and Fir Trees?

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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree! When you think of a Christmas tree or any “evergreen” tree, do you ever wonder what the difference is between the types, or species?  You may have heard the terms pine and spruce, hemlock and fir but never really could tell one from the other.  Well, let’s take a look. Common “softwoods”, these trees …

Types of Trees in North America

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A big part of the camping experience is being outside, close to nature.  Being surrounded by woods and fields, lakes and stream can bring a sense of peace and well-being to many a camper.  While it used to be common for every child to be familiar with the plant and animal life found outdoors, it is now much more common …

7 Classic Campfire Songs from the 60’s and 70’s That you Should Know

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Sitting around the campfire, listening to music can be one of the best evening activities at camp.  But sometimes listening is just not good enough, so we’ve compiled a list of some classics that are well-suited to be played on guitar or sung around the fire.  They may be old, they may be a little corny, but there’s a reason …

How to SAFELY Enjoy a Campfire and Cooking Fire

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For millennia, people have been drawn to fire for its warmth, security and usefulness.  Today, camp fires are often synonymous with camping.  Whether it’s a cooking fire to roast your favorite camp meal or roasting marshmallows over an evening campfire with family and friends, it can often be the highlight of a day at camp. To get the most enjoyment …

Holiday Recipes

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Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for giving, laughing, loving, and eating — lots of eating. We’re eating at restaurants, cooking old family recipes, spending time together in the kitchen, making memories all season long. But what are we eating? We’re dedicating this post to holiday recipes to help you in deciding what to cook for your family this season. They’re …

Thankful Thanksgiving

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Hello, November! Halloween was amazing — it is always is! And not only because it’s spooktacular, fun, and brings out the kid in everyone. It is also the start of the joyous, festive holiday season. It may be the “off-season” in the camping world, but it’s a wonderful season to celebrate with family and friends! The last couple of months …

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Happy Happy Halloween

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Happy Happy Halloween! We have been having so much fun around our resort — have you been here taking part in all of the spooktacular fun and games? We hope so! Since the big day is right around the corner, we’re popping in with some fun Halloween-themed activities to help you celebrate long before the holiday even starts. Plan a …

Hellllllo, Fall!

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Hellllllo, Fall! We can’t believe that it’s already October. This year is just flying by — but we’re still so happy that autumn is here because we love all things fall. {You know that if you read our last blog post!} It’s a fun, festive time and a lot of people are laughing, skipping, and playing at our resort, enjoying …

Fall Is Here

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Can you believe it? It may not feel like it yet, but fall is in the air! Fall camping is AWESOME — we celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving, we eat and drink Pumpkin spice everything, and we enjoy the cooler temps and changing colors. Here’s our take on FALL: F is for FESTIVE! Halloween, Thanksgiving, colorful leaves, root veggies…we love it …

Ways To Celebrate Labor Day

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WHAT IS LABOR DAY? Labor Day is a very important American holiday. Yes, we spend it “closing out” the summer, spending time with family and friends, BBQing, swimming, and having fun. But it’s about more than that. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. Now, Labor Day is always celebrated on …